Tear gas, Molotov cocktails deployed during general strike in Greece

from RT

Tear gas and Molotov cocktails have been deployed during a demonstration in Syntagma Square, Athens, where around 50,000 Greeks marched on parliament during a general strike.

Groups of youths then broke away from the crowd and began hurling stones and petrol bombs at police on Thursday. Officers responded with rounds of tear gas and stun grenades, witnesses told Reuters.

The protesters are demonstrating against pension reforms that are part of Greece’s third international bailout.

“They [government] should be strung up here, in Syntagma Square,” pensioner Nikos Ghinis said as he marched in central Athens.

“I’m getting €740 euros ($826.21) a month for 40 years of work…I’m (demonstrating) here for my children and grandchildren,” he said.

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